Private tour

Full-Day Private Big 5 Safari in Kruger National Park

4.6 / 5

9 reviews

Full-Day Private Big 5 Safari in Kruger National Park

From US$ 395 per group up to 4

Want to experience the African bush at it's best? Book a private open safari vehicle and guide for your group of up to 10 guests for the day to explore Kruger Park. Try your luck in spotting the Big 5 for the day!

About this activity

Free cancellation
Cancel up to 24 hours in advance to receive a full refund
Covid-19 precautions
Special health and safety measures apply. Learn more
Mobile ticketing
Use your phone or print your voucher
Duration 10 hours
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Instant confirmation
Live tour guide
English, Afrikaans
Pickup included
Pick-up can be arranged from all lodges and accommodation in Hazyview and its surroundings (15 km radius)
Private group


  • Hire a private open safari vehicle for the day
  • Spend time at sightings with your experienced guide
  • Go at your own pace and follow your own schedule
  • See as many Big 5 animals as you can during the day
  • Explore Kruger Park's wildlife magic and natural beauty
Full description
Wake up early in Hazyview Town, Skukuza, Pretoriuskop, or Protea Hotel Kruger Gate and get ready for a full day of safari. After your first cup of tea or coffee your guide will be at your hotel or lodge for pick-up before sunrise. A short drive of 10 minutes will bring you to the entry gate of the park where you will skip the normal line of tourists and get in 15 minutes before general opening. Then it's off into the African bush! The early mornings normally bring the best results in searching for predators and the Big 5 animals (lions, leopards, rhinos, elephants, and Cape buffalo). Stop at a viewpoint to have a bush coffee or tea to warm up and take in the natural beauty of Kruger Park. After a (hopefully) action-packed morning drive, go for a late breakfast at the restaurant on site. After breakfast, the game drive continues and you'll visit a different area to explore and search for different types of animals: zebra, giraffe, elephants and many more. Not to mention the abundance of bird life in and around the Kruger Park - there's always something to see! After lunch is a great time to visit the waterholes and riverbanks to see who's moving about and looking for a drink. In your private vehicle, your guide will be in constant discussion with you about the amazing sights you're seeing and will take into consideration your expectations and plans for the day. With your experienced nature guide, spend as long as you like in certain places and go at your own pace. Comfort breaks are done during the day at picnic spots or camps with bathrooms and small shops for your convenience. At the end of the day, you'll head back to your pick-up point.
  • Game drive vehicle hire for the day from 5:00 AM to 4:00 PM
  • Personal experienced nature guide
  • Mineral water in the vehicle
  • Blankets and raincoats if needed
  • Entrance / Conservation fees of R424 per International adult guests or R105 per SA Adult guests Children half price
  • Meals (restaurants and shops available in the park)
  • Gratuities (10-15% recommended)
Not suitable for
  • Children under 3 years
  • Pregnant women
  • Wheelchair users
Covid-19 precautions

You must book this activity online because the ticket office is closed

Traveler requirements
  • You are required to bring and wear a mask
  • You must fill out a travel information form
  • You will receive a mandatory temperature check

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Important information

What to bring

  • Passport or ID card
  • Driver's license

Know before you go

  • We regret that due to safety reasons we do not take children under 6 years old on the open safari vehicles
Customer reviews

Overall rating

4.6 /5

based on 9 reviews

Review summary

  • Guide
  • Transportation
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Arrange appointments easily via the app. Neatly picked up on time. The transport, the information, entrance to the park went according to agreement. The mutual network of guides helps enormously to see interesting animals. Greatly enjoyed animals outside the famous big five. (Which we have also seen) A hunt of wild dogs on an impala, pregnant hyena etc. In addition, a lot of additional information about the Kruger Park, plants, fruits, birds. For us ( an absolute highlight of our tour.

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January 1, 2020

Perfect ! on-time pickup (5:15 am) and a guide who was just great. Well networked with the other guides, a very good eye for animals (in the middle of telling while driving it stops suddenly because he has seen an animal) and always perfect positioning of the Jeep for taking pictures. We've all seen Big 5, the rhino only from afar. The guide knew exactly when, which animals are expected, it usually worked. He lives his job and we could have spent several days with him without getting bored. In total we drove 240km and saw more than we had expected. In any case, the trip is recommended.

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August 18, 2019

As expected

August 19, 2019

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Product ID: 172788